How were they to succeed with no cars, aircraft, satellite, e-mail, internet, computers, radio, television, etc? Were they to cover only Israel or the whole world? He said, “ Go ye therefore and teach all nations ” (Matt. 28:19). How were they to do so without teaching aids such as microphones, recorders, projectors, etc?
This is the first power of vision. It is not limited to today's realities but aims at tomorrow's possibilities . Seeing the realities of His day, Jesus could have said, “Go ye into all Israel and preach the gospel to every Jew” or “But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in Judaea…and unto the uttermost part of the Middle-East.” Instead, He cast a global vision. Don't limit yourself with a small vision.
Your vision determines your provision. Your provision cannot be larger than your vision. Every God-given vision enjoys God-ordained provisions. Because Jesus had a vision of world evangelisation, God provided all the things required for its actualisation. He moved people to invent the aeroplane, satellite, television and all the several other things that enhance the effective preaching of the gospel today. The resources flowing to an international bank far exceed those flowing to a community bank, even though they are both banks. How big is your vision?
Vision is not about what you can do but what God can do through you. It is the channel through which God achieves His plans and purposes. He is the originator of every divine vision. He puts in the hearts of men, what He wants done on the earth. He is a big God and usually does big things through the visions of men.
Vision is the mother of every great achievement. Nothing great was ever achieved without vision, nor would ever be achieved without it. Every man is as big or as small, as poor or as rich, as his vision. A poor man with vision will be rich and a rich man without vision will be poor. It's a matter of time.
What is the driving force of your life? What is the compass of your life? Do you just sleep and wake up daily, hoping that things will change somehow, someday? Where do you see yourself five, ten or fifteen years from now? What will you change about your life, today, to get there? In life, we cannot go beyond what we can see. What seesth thou? Without vision it is impossible to live a life of maximum impact. Catch a vision today and change your destiny forever!